Carolina Diaz-Bonilla


Carolina Diaz-Bonilla is a Senior Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, in the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank, based in Washington, D.C. She joined the World Bank in 2004 and has worked in the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) and in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice in the East Asia and the Pacific region, in addition to her current position. She has experience working with public officials and academics in countries across Latin America, Africa, and Asia, providing research, policy work and advice, technical assistance, and capacity building. Her areas of research include poverty and income distribution measurement and analysis, trade and fiscal policy, and labor market performance, applying quantitative tools ranging from economy-wide general equilibrium modeling, microsimulation modeling, and statistical and econometric analysis. She has published several books and articles on development issues, including a co-authored chapter in the 1st edition of the Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling. Carolina co-led and is a main author of the regional flagship report on Afro-descendants in Latin America: Toward a Framework of Inclusion (2018).

Before joining the World Bank, Carolina worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She is currently a Lecturer in the Applied Economics Master’s Degree Program of Johns Hopkins University (Washington, DC, campus), where she teaches one semester a year of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modeling. She holds a Ph.D. and Masters Degree in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.